Everything You Need to Know about Eye shadow

For centuries, women have been using eye makeup to enhance their natural beauty. Through the years, different cultures have used various natural products to create eye shadow to enhance the look and color of the eyes. Today, women no longer need to go into the forest and seek out natural products to pulverize into powder for use as makeup on the eyes. Today, women can simply go to drug stores and department store makeup counters to buy eye shadow. The eye shadow palettes which are available in retail locations are man-made, pressed powder which can be easily applied to the eyes with the use of a proper eye makeup applicator. While these shadows can be obtained easily, they are not easy for all women to use. In order to make your eyes look their best, you should consider using a professional how to eye shadow guide or kit.

Wider Eyes

Anyone looking to create the illusion of wider eyes needs not only to know how to correctly apply eye shadow, but to use it in conjunction with eye pencils. Most eye shadow how to kits will come with a basic palette of eye shadow colors and black and white eye pencils. The basic palette of eye colors generally consists of one very light color, a medium color, and a darker color. To make the eyes look wider, the darker should be applied with the use of an eye shadow applicator from the inside corner of the lid to one third away from the corner. Then, the medium color should be applied with a separate applicator on the middle third of the eyelid. Another applicator should be used to apply the lightest color on the last third of the eyelid. These colors should then be blended with the use of an eye shadow brush by brushing from the inside of the lid out. This should be done on each eye.

Dramatic Effects

To make the eyes look wider and more dramatic, eye pencils should be used in conjunction with the eye shadow. A black or a darkly colored eye pencil should be used on the upper eyelid, above the eyelash line. One should draw a line with the pencil going from the inside corner of the eye, along the eyelid, to the outer corner of the eye. A white eye pencil should be used under the bottom lid of the eye. The eye pencil should be used to draw a line under the eye, starting from the inside corner of the eye, along the lash line to the outer corner of the eye.